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World Cup scandal! Footballers behaving badly

Updated 1605 GMT (0005 HKT) July 16, 2014
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Luis Suarez is back in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. The Uruguay striker faces a FIFA investigation after appearing to bite Italian Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Suarez is not the first player to behave badly at Brazil 2014. Portugal's Pepe literally sees red when he headbutts Germany's Thomas Mueller in a Group G match. Martin Rose/Getty Images
In the 2006 World Cup final, French superstar Zinedine Zidane was sent off for headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi. Remarkably, Zidane still won the Golden Ball for the World Cup's best player. JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images/file
The 1982 semifinal between West Germany and France is remembered for stomach-turning scenes when German keeper Harald Schumacher (R) came out of his goal, ignored the ball and body slammed Patrick Battiston (L), who left the field on a stretcher. Staff/AFP/Getty Images
In the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between Argentina and England, mercurial Argentine star Diego Maradona opened the scoring with his legendary "Hand of God" goal. He then scored a second -- widely viewed as one of the greatest ever World Cup goals -- guiding Argentina to a 2-1 win. BONGARTS/Getty Images
Eight years later the Argentine was kicked out of the competition after testing positive for banned stimulant ephedrine. AFP/Getty Images
A hair-raising moment in the 1990 World Cup when Frank Rijkaard (L) twice spat in German Rudi Voller's hair. Both men were sent off in a bubbling encounter fueled by a historically fierce rivalry between the Netherlands and West Germany. Allsport UK /Allsport
Rivaldo showed off his acting skills at the 2002 World Cup when he went down, pretending he'd been hit in the face by the ball. His melodramatics succeeded in getting Turkey's Hakan Unsal sent off. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images/file